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George Himes/Willamette Park Loop

Mr. Blue Sky had finally returned to town for a few hours, so we headed downtown for an urban hike. Portland has been ranked as one of the most walkable city in the country, so there are plenty of urban trails crisscrossing the city. However, it isn’t exactly easy to find these trails or information. […]

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PDX: Baby Doll Pizza

We were spoil while living in Newark, often getting excellent pizza from the aptly name Wood Fired Pizza just a few blocks away. As we lived in a small college town in an even smaller state, it was assumed that Wood Fired Pizza is the norm rather than the exception for pizza all across the […]

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PDX: Burger Stevens

For some odd reason, it is difficult to find a delicious burger in Portland. There are plenty of offerings in and around Portland, but none of them seem to be amazing. To be fair, I had not have the opportunity to visit many sit down restaurants that have appeared on lists, all thanks to the […]

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PDX: Basilisk

It seems like the food trend has stayed frozen for the whole year due to the pandemic. There have been many restaurants that are closing all across Portland (and around the country), but it has not created a void in the food scene. Many restaurants continued to operate to their best capabilities, and some optimistic […]

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Portland, OR: Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

One of the gems in the Pacific Northwest are the rainforest. Yes, rainforest. No, not the tropical rainforest with orangutan and various type of fruits. That in itself is so weird to me, because I thought that tropics and rainforest always go hand in hand. Who would have thought there are non-tropical rainforest! The kind […]

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PDX: Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw is the ice cream representative for Portland. And with Portland being weird and all, S&S is slightly different compare to other cities’ representatives. The ice cream culture in Portland seems to emphasize on the tasting experience – everyone is encouraged to taste all the flavors before narrowing down their choices. The ice […]

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PDX: Bing Mi (剑兵)

I was told that I wouldn’t enjoy Chinese food in the U.S. before I step here. It was supposed to be different. Spending years in Malaysia and Singapore, I was skeptical about that. I might enjoy American food and did not plan to try Chinese food when I came back for college, but I’m sure […]

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Portland, OR: Tryon Creek State Natural Area

I was surprised that Oregon only has one national park. This state is such a wonderland for hikers, campers and landscape photographers. After some researching, I learned that many wonderful places are administrated by the national forest and the state parks. That would make Oregon’s state parks pretty insane. The one state park I have […]